Digital Equity

Bridging the Digital Divide’ – California Middle School Wins First-Ever Digital Equity Video Challenge

CoSN today announced that Rancho Minerva Middle School in California’s Vista Unified School District is the winner of the first-ever Digital Equity Student Video Challenge. The school was chosen among more than 50 student groups from across the United States and Canada.
 

New School Leadership Toolkit Advances Digital Equity Nationwide

Washington, DC (February 17, 2016) – To improve digital equity in school systems nationwide, CoSN (the Consortium for School Networking) today launched the Digital Equity Action Toolkit for district leaders.

Introduced through CoSN’s new Digital Equity Action Agenda leadership initiative, the toolkit provides school system leaders with thoughtful strategies to address and narrow the “homework gap” in their communities.

Chattanooga’s Focus on Digital Inclusion & Economic Development

Chattanooga, known by an older generation for The Andrew Sisters song “Chattanooga Choo Choo,” is now becoming known as the leading U.S. community addressing digital equity. The effort is multi-layered and comprehensive, and its leadership starts at the top with its young mayor, Andy Berke. The school system, Hamilton County Department of Education, is a key partner in the effort, but other agencies and partners lead it.

Beaufort, South Carolina’s Coming Mesh Network

I'm concluding this series of posts from my work study with one more example of a community where a school system is partnering with city governments, business communities, and nonprofit organizations to "go big" in addressing digital equity. As we previously noted, digital equity is a community challenge, not solely one that can be solved by a school district. See one district's unique approach.

How Much Data Usage is Needed to Close the Homework Gap?

Over the past several weeks I have been blogging about the need for school systems to address digital equity.  Some are calling this the Homework Gap.  Most school systems are not doing anything to address this issue. The 2015 CoSN Infrastructure Survey results will give you the full picture; as a preview, we found that 3/4ths of all districts have not addressed this problem. 

Why Working Class Revere, Massachusetts Cares About Digital Equity

In this next series of posts from my work study, I will describe communities where school systems are partnering with city governments, business communities, and nonprofit organizations to "go big" in addressing digital equity. As we previously noted, digital equity is a community challenge, not solely one that can be solved by a school district.

Interview with Superintendent Keith C. Rittel, Provo City School District, Utah

In this next series of posts from my work study, I will describe communities where school systems are partnering with city governments, business communities, and nonprofit organizations to "go big" in addressing digital equity. As we previously noted, digital equity is a community challenge, not solely one that can be solved by a school district.

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